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6-Day Sandakphu Trekking by Hidden Paradise

Low carbon footprint
Support local business
On-the-ground prices


Private trip
6 days 5 nights
From flora to fauna, from mountains to lakes, there is a different view to admire each day! You'll start off from Maneybhanjyang and pass through the small village of Chitre. You'll stroll through forests home to the rare Red Panda, and visit Kalipokhri, a pond of black water that never freezes. If the weather is clear, you will be greeted with an impressive view at the Sandakphu peak. Also spot the other peaks of the Sikkim Himalayas — Lhotse, Everest, and Makalu! Local pricing is available upon request.

Meet your guide

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Hidden Paradise

Social Enterprise
Fluent English
28 years experience
Hidden Paradise Adventure Tours is based in Yuksam and has been a leading trekking company since 1991. Their company is the only one that gives the money it earns directly back to the hillside communities within Sikkim. They offer a window into the natural beauty of this rich and versatile landscape and the biodiversity, flora, and fauna as well as a glance into the very different lifestyles of the Sikkimese people. The company was formed in 1991 by Mr U Bhuia and seven years ago, Mr Dawa Tsering became his business partner. Mr U. Bhutia is a senior member of the KCC 9 Kanchendzonga Conservation Committee and as so is dedicated to the protection of this stunningly beautiful national park.


Prices start from USD$360 per person Prices start from INR24,963.84
Prices may differ based on no. of travellers. Please select no. of travellers in the booking form to see the final adventure price.


Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Darjeeling - Maneybhanjyang - Tumling
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Today you will trek up to Maneybhanjyang at 2790m.

Accommodation: Hidden Paradise - Teahouse

  • You will start off with an uphill trek from Maneybhanjyang which passes through small village of Chitre and forests of Rhododendrons and Magnolias
Day 2: Tumling - Kalepokhri
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Today you will be walking towards Kalepokhri at 3010m to see the pond of black water which never freezes.

Accommodation: Hidden Paradise - Teahouse

  • On the next day you will undertake a pleasant walk through the forest which is home to the rare Red Panda and the Tragopan. A long trek 14 kms to Kalepokhri(3010m) which is famous for the pond of black water which never freezes.
Day 3: Kalepokhri - Sandakphu
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Today you will be heading towards Sandakphu peak at 3636m.

Accommodation: Hidden Paradise - Teahouse

  • On a clear day, at the peak of Sandakphu, one can see the peaks of Lhotse (8501m), Everest (8848m) and Makalu (8475m) of the Nepal Himalayas and the huge Kanchenjunga massif (8586m) along with other peaks of the Sikkim himalayas.
Day 4: Sandakphu - Gurdum
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Today you will be making your way to gurdum at 2800m

  • Trekking towards Gurdum at 2800m
Day 5: Gurdum - Rimbik
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Today you will be moving towards Rimbik at 2286m.

  • Today you will be resting at Rimbik at 2286m.
Day 6: Rimbik - Darjeeling
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Today you will be returning to Darjeeling to end off the trip.

  • Trek towards Darjeeling to end off the trip.

What's included

  • Equipment: dome/alpine tents, kitchen tents, insulated ground sheets, toilet tents, tables and chairs, etc.
  • Food: all meals will be provided for (menu will be a mix of Chinese, Indian, Sikkimese, continental and many more)
  • Guides: guides, yak men, porters
  • Porters and Dzo: all the equipment, rations, food, luggage* will be carried by the Dzos and Porters.
  • Water
  • Permits
  • Sleeping bags can be provided if clients don't have any
  • All national park fees and camera fees
  • *The weight of the luggage per person has to be below 15 kg for the trek.
  • Accommodation in Yuksom
  • Transportation

Where you'll be staying

Bed Types
  • Triple Bed
  • Double Bed
  • Shared Bathroom
  • Shared Bathroom

Transport Information

No transport included

Meet-up Time
Meet-up Point
Before 8.00 am at Sikkim office
Transport Notes

Activity will end at 4.00 pm at Sikkim office

What to bring

Personal medication (if any)
Sufficient clothing
Tissue paper
Trekking equipment (e.g. trekking boots)
Warm clothing

Important info

Booking Policy

Bookings should be made at least 30 days before the desired start date. If you require an earlier booking, please contact us and we would be happy to help!

Strict Cancellation Policy

The adventure can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. Cancellations after this date will not be eligible for a refund, unless your spot is booked and completed by another traveller. If your spot is booked and completed by another traveller, a full refund will be processed within 14 days of the adventure start date.

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Earliest available 15 Nov 2019
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USD$480 x 1

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